Staff Reporter

WARANGAL: Kakatiya University Vice-Chancellor V. Gopal Reddy stressed the need for consumer education to restrict unfair trade practices and for better business ethics.

Participating as chief guest at a symposium on `Consumer Education - Issues and Strategies' at the School of Distance Learning & Continuing Education (SDLCE) here on Monday, Prof. Reddy appreciated the efforts of the Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department in encouraging consumer education.

SDLCE director K. Venkatanarayana said that the diploma course being offered by the school would be made more practical and target the rural areas too.

Guest of honour at the symposium Joint Collector Syed Omer Jaleel listed out the efforts being made by the Government agencies in promoting consumer awareness and the fora where the consumers can get their grievances redressed. Civil Supplies Deputy Director T. Neeraja wanted the non-Governmental organisations to take active part in promoting consumer awareness.